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justify (v.) 1affirm, acknowledge, corroborate
justify (v.) 2prove, confirm, demonstrate
justify (v.) 3excuse, exonerate, clear
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AW IV.iii.53 [Second Lord to First Lord, of Helena's supposed death] How is this justified?
Cym II.iv.79 [Iachimo to Posthumus] More particulars / Must justify my knowledge
H8 I.ii.6 [King Henry to all, of Buckingham's surveyor] I'll hear him his confessions justify
Tem V.i.128 [Prospero aside to Sebastian and Antonio] I here could ... justify you traitors
TNK III.i.64 [Palamon to Arcite] [it] well / Might justify your manhood